Welcome to Troop 156

Boy Scout Troop 156 meets on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM usually in the Gideon Welles School cafeteria. Youth ages 10 to 17 are always welcome to join. Just come by and see us on most Wednesdays. Please check our Calendar or contact us at, because we’re often out camping or having fun in some other way! 



Mt Greylock - AT  Backpacking Trip November 2023


Boston Urban Hike 2023

Gettysburg - 2022 (Picket's charge)


Mt. Marcy - High Adventure Trip

Deer Lake 2021

Mt. Monadnock 2021


Yawgoog Tournament Champions 2017

Yawgoog Tournament Champions 2017

Klondike Derby 2016

AT Hike 2014

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 In front of the George Washing Bridge on the '14 Urban Hike



Our chartering organization is
The Congregational Church
in South Glastonbury.

Scouts of all Faiths
in our Troop

Camp Neipsic - Spring 2024

Posted by bvincelette on Apr 29 2024 - 10:05am

Troop 156 enjoyed beautiful weather in Glastonbury as they camped at Camp Neipsic. The scouts used their orienteering skills to navigate a 5 mile course

through JB Williams Park and returned to build an impressive Monkey Bridge. The Monkey bridge tested their knot tying and lashing skills, which turned out

to be one of the best built bridges in recent memory. Dinner brought out the scouting chef as they competed using two special ingredients, while others practiced

their dutch oven and foil meal cooking skills. Finally, the evening ended with skits, songs and a story filled campfire program, along with a flag retirement ceremony.




South Park Inn - Spring 2024

Posted by bvincelette on Apr 25 2024 - 12:04pm

Troop 156 provided food for the South Park Inn. 

Thank you to the Glynns, the O'Keefes, James Pagliughi and Mr. Moy for supporting this effort.


Rest Stop Fundraiser - Spring 2024

Posted by bvincelette on Apr 22 2024 - 12:35pm

Troop 156 shrugged off some early rain and had an outstanding fundraising effort this past weekend.

Raising over $2000 for Troop activities, rank advancement and gear. Thank you to all the scouts and

parents that participated and to Rob and Shirley for coordinating.





Zack Lopez achieves the rank of Eagle!

Posted by bvincelette on Apr 15 2024 - 4:26pm

Zack joined scouts in 8th grade and embraced all that scouting had to offer. Although a late starter he is a great example of what can be

accomplished with hard work, while having a lot of fun! Zack is always eager to help others and to join in on a new adventure. He loved

his time at Camp Yawgoog, Mt Monadnock, AT camping and countless troop campouts. Zack is also very proud of his Eagle project at

Earle Park off of main street where new fencing was installed along with a number of bat houses. Congratulations Zack!



Ryan Ouellette achieves the rank of Eagle

Posted by bvincelette on Mar 29 2024 - 4:58pm

Ryan Ouellette joined scouts in the first grade and has been hard at work throughout his scouting experience. He led as an ASPL,

Patrol leader and Instructor and has gone on many camping trips with the troop. Included highlights: Yawgoog summer camp for 10+ weeks,

backpacking the AT, high adventure Maine and exploring the Adirondacks. Ryan was also a prolific fundraiser leading our troop for 4 straight years.

Ryan is most proud of earning 49 merit badges along with his Eagle project, which entailed building a Gaga pit for the Gideon Welles school. 

Congratulations Ryan!



2024 Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Trip

Posted by bvincelette on Mar 19 2024 - 8:22am

25 Scouts and Adults, including Mason (Webelos 2) and his family, ventured out for an amazing trip to see the Statue of Liberty

and Ellis Island. We traveled by Car, Train, Subway and Ferry to see this amazing symbol of American freedom and liberty. Scouts

learned about the history of construction and the importance of this mighty symbol. We then continued onto Ellis island where

scouts explored the stories of immigration into the United States of America and how future citizens risked everything for a

chance to be part of our great nation. The camping and weather was awesome as we enjoyed the Seton Scout Reservation in

Greenwich with an amazing campfire program to finish off the evening. Another Troop 156 trip of great memories.